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John O. Scott formerly of New Albany, passed away September 24, 2017, at the Gateway Center, a home for the physically and mentally challenged located in Pacific Grove, CA. John would have been 64 years old on December 7. Complications caused by pneumonia was the cause of death. His younger sister Susan, a recently retired nurse from Monterey, CA. was by his side until the end.
John lived on Depauw Avenue in New Albany with his parents from childhood until age 30 when he became a resident of a home for people of special needs located on Oak Street and operated by the Res Care organization of Louisville.
John was preceded in death by his father Dr. O. E. Scott in 1984 and his mother Nell in 1997.
John remained in the Res Care home for 15 years and was relocated in 1998 to California to be closer to family.
He is survived by older brother Jim of St. Charles, IL. and Susan Scott Fitch. He was Uncle John to nieces Leigh Anne Gunnerson and Kelsea Nell Cottam and nephews Jeff Scott, McKalister and Kameron Fitch.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Oct. 4 at the Gateway Center.
Published on September 28, 2017
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